Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pretty Pink Valentine Decor

Well, St. Valentine's Day has come and gone for another year
but I couldn't stand the thought of putting my romantic pinks
away for another year till I shared just a few of my pretties.

I have used red many times over the years,
but this year I did subtle, I did less, and I did soft pretty pinks.

I don't know, perhaps I used only pink this time
because usually it is snowing in February here in Ohio;
this time it was warm..... reminding me of sweet spring
just around the corner!

I had a pretty tablescape for six all ready for 
a lovely afternoon tea that never happened.

Life has me so busy lately, and I am sorry for that,
as I so love to host an afternoon tea for my friends.

I grab a cuppa on the go
or sip while working these days.

I must remedy that soon....spring is around the corner....
oh, truly that is the very best of tea party seasons.....
at least for us pink lovers!

As always, thank you for visiting!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Val Day & Winner of Teacup!


Sure hope your day has been going fabulously!

♥♥♥ Love is in the air ♥♥♥

As promised, I am announcing my teacup giveaway winner
~by Random Generator~

The winner this time is Mona Gabriel

Mona - just let me know where to ship this
and I will get it out for you asap!

Thanks for all who entered the giveaway!

Hugs and prayers!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Kelton House Valentine's Tea

I attended the Kelton House Valentine's Afternoon Tea last week, 
and thought I'd share it with you today before Val Day comes and goes!

Each month this wonderful old downtown historic
 Victorian mansion hosts a truly wonderful themed tea.

I try to always attend the Valentine tea,
 there's just something about tea in February that makes me happy. 

Perhaps I need a reason to dress up and possibly because I seem to need a pick-me-up during these winter grey days, who knows.

Oddly, what we thought we'd like least on the menu 
we ended up liking most.

Can anyone guess what it was?

It was unanimous to us six at our table.*

I really liked my seat this year - the hosts always have two more
giant tables there - which made it dangerously crowded.

It always has been so difficult to move to get food or fill cups of tea.

This year they seem to have less coming by 12 count-
 so it sold out FAST.

Two long tables of 6 of either side are gone now.

I sat in that seat empty right above where the plates are stacked.
(see first foodie pic)

Easy in and out - loved that.

Little tiny doughnuts was quite a surprise,
very unusual.

The caterer who does the Kelton teas
has long been retired and moved to a different city-
but comes back every month to give this gift to
the city and Kelton House.

It is run on donations and charitable work,
and is the #1 philanthropy of the city's
Junior Women's League.

There's always a raffle to off-set the cost
of running the house and such.

I always bring a box of themed gifts for them to raffle off.

It makes me feel good to see the smiles.

No one ever knows it's me, which makes it even more fun.

Valentine's Day and chocolate
 just seem to play well together,
do they not?

They don't over-do the decor, keeping it simple.

These pretty heart tealight holders were on the tables.

For information on Kelton House <click there.
(great info on this important Underground Railroad home)

There is always a program after the tea.

This year is was all about the history and maker's
of Art Deco jewelry.
Fascinating bit of history there.
I learned a great deal.

Also on the back of our menus was all sorts of interesting 
trivia about St. Valentine's Day.

The info was found here if you care to read it.
There's a lot of info but it is fascinating!

If you haven't yet signed up to win my teacup giveaway
I pick the random winner on Tuesday!

Click here to take you to the post!

As always, thank you for visiting!



* The pickled radish and sweet butter tea sandwiches is the answer.
 And there is a misspelling on the menu for it.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pretty Teacup Giveaway!

T'is the season of romance and loveliness and beauty.

So to celebrate this special time of year -
 with St. Valentine's Day, spring, Mother's Day
and tea party season all just around the corner...

 I am offering up this lovely vintage Japanese
to a follower of this blog.

Who doesn't love pink roses
 with pretty lavender sprays tucked in around them?

I just love pretty floral teacups.

(Especially ones with a pedestal and lovely handle.)

Random drawing on Feb. 14th.

You needn't have a blog to enter.

I only ask that you are a follower of my blog,
(and maybe double check you are, it's easy to fall off, not sure why.)

Please leave a comment saying you wish to enter.

Did you know that you are able to leave comments
on blogs even if you are a non-blogger?!? 

You can do it in "anonymous" form!

Just remember to include your first name so we all know who visited!

My teacup giveaway is open only to US and Canada,
 due to the high cost of shipping. I'm so sorry.

As always, thank you for your visit!

It really makes my day when you stop by!